Record collection
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America’s record stash

Record collection
Gene DeAnna displays some of the Library of Congress’ musical holdings.

Story: Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Curator
Matthew Barton displays a Vitaphone disc at the Virginia facility, which is a storehouse for recordings and films.

Story: Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Early technology
In days past, recordings came on wax cylinders, such as this Edison Concert Grand Cylinder.

Story: Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Keeping it safe
A Columbia Phonograph Co. cylinder box, the record jacket of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Story: Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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